Special prayers and thoughts go out to my youngest granddaughter's this early morning.
It is the first day of school.
A day of excitement and a little nervous.
On their mind
and new faces and hopefully some familar old friends.
Grandma is thinking of you with much love.....
Now on to my original post for today :)
Many items at this time of life
are just something to clean, shine, look at
and in the past you were used almost daily...
Downscaling a number of times but still cabinets, drawers and closets filled with items that are only used occasionally.
So you clean and put back on shelves, you wash, starch and fold old linens, air old quilts, go through your vast collection of books repeatedly, thankful that only a few Christmas decorations remain.
Guess it is just a part of years of accumulating and my lifestyle is so totally different at this time. My son tells me I have done good that there is really not that much left.
I agree until I start doing special cleaning in Spring and Fall.
I smile that my granddaughter in New York on her last visit said "grandma you have something I would like to have" I asked "what is it?" It was a fur jacket that was purchased 50 years ago. Since it was a small size I asked "does it fit" her reply "oh yes perfectly" She sent me pictures last winter of her wearing it in very cold New York. When complimented she shares it was her grandmother's and it also has my initials embroidered in the lining..... E.L.
Better she enjoys it then little granddaughter's wearing it outside on their visits when there
are frigid winter days
cold winter days.....